Sutton, Sarah
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Status on Arrival: Convict Ship: Lady Juliana - 1790
Crime: Pocketpicking Sentence: 7 years
Tried at: Old Bailey Second Middlesex jury Trial Date: 24 October 1787

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SARAH SUTTON, Theft > pocketpicking, 24th October 1787.

Reference Number: t17871024-24
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Guilty > lesser offence
Punishment: Transportation

835. SARAH SUTTON was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 13th of October , a metal watch, value 40 s. the property of Frederick Franklin , privately from his person .


I am officer of excise ; I lost my watch; I had been on excise business; I looked at my watch about three or four minutes before the prisoner accosted me, very unexpectedly, with the usual mode of asking for something to drink; I told her I was in haste, and begged to be excused; but however, she busied herself very much about and in an instant, I detected her hand, right hand breeches pocket, where there was a key hanging; in a moment I found myself totally relieved from that disagreeable pressure, and she moved on; says I, you infamous hussy, you have got my watch; and she went and passed another, and I should suppose she gave it to her, for it was found upon her; I got the watchman and took her to St. Ann's round-house; she was carried on Monday to Litchfield-street.


I was going on an errand to my aunt, that gentlemen laid hold of me and asked me to go with him; I said, no; he dragged me into a passage, and beat me with a stick, and shut the door upon me.

Prosecutor. I never went into any house with her.

Jury. Were there any other women with her? - Not in company.

Was you in company with no other woman? - No Sir, I am sure of this woman.

GUILTY Of stealing, but not privately .

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.

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